Media Literacy

reading is seeing

YES MEN FIX THE WORLD

I just watched the documentary  The Corporation wich makes a great companion piece to Food Inc as well as this one by the Yes Men.

The Yes Men are famous for putting out a fake announcement shown on the BBC news, stating that the company Dow Chemical accepted responsibility for the worst industrial accident in Bhopal, India. The announcement added there was a $12B compensation package for all affected people. Before BBC discovered the hoax, Dow stocks took a nose dive losing $12 million in half an hour.

Here is an interview with the Yes Men on Democracy Now

Visit their website and their film site where you can find teacher guides as well.

more about “yes men fix the world“, posted with vodpod
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August 4, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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